Jennifer Daniel

Chair, UTC Emoji Standard & Research Working Group at Unicode Consortium

Jennifer Daniel is the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee chair. Her first contribution to Unicode was standardizing gender inclusive representations in emoji. As a designer, author and former graphics editor at the New York Times, she now explores communication and messaging through verbal, written, auditory and visual expression at a small ad company called Google. Jennifer is a co-author and illustrator of a number of graphics books including How to Be Human, Space!, and the Origins of Almost Everything. Her work has been recognized by the Walker Art Museum, Society of Illustrators and published in the New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine to name a few. She has had the honor to serve as a judge for the Society of News Design, Online News Association, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Data is Beautiful and the Art Director's Club. She lives in Berkeley California but also on in cyberspace.


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  • Chair, UTC Emoji Standard & Research Working Group

    Current role

  • Emoji Subcommittee Chair

    December, 2019

  • Chair, UTC Emoji Subcommittee

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